So about three week ago, I was feeling under the weather…
The next day, I was better. And the day after, better still. I recovered enough to resume my daily activities and dismiss the incident as an unsolved mystery. Was it the uncooked the flour? The farmer’s market cheese? Or was it just some bug going around? I assumed I’d never know. Although I still wasn’t feeling 100%, I was no longer nauseous – although the potential for nausea was always there.
Fastforward to this past weekend. I checked out a new smashburger place on Friday, had my usual protein shake for dinner, then woke up Saturday and headed to the farmer’s market, enjoyed some pork and onion dumplings for lunch….and then it me again, the very familiar symptoms: I was cold, tired, my muscles were sore. I had my protein shake for dinner – then spent the evening as I had weeks earlier, feeling as though some ball of undigested food was sitting in the pit of my stomach, refusing to be dislodged. The next morning, I asked my sister about any family stomach-related issues and she mentioned GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) that presents similar night-time symptoms, although the precipitating behaviors like eating late (I’m always done by 6 pm) or overeating weren’t factors in my case.
I felt somewhat better on Monday but limited myself to some congee for lunch and clear chicken broth for dinner. Bu Tuesday, I was famished. Akemi and I hit Chinatown where I enjoyed some barbecue duck and beef followed by a cup of hot chocolate. But by the time 2:00 p.m. rolled around, I was feeling unwell again. Dinner was comprised of half a taco and, yet again, I was up all night.
Feeling better today but taking no chances. I’ve been alternating between congee and greek yogurt with manuka honey for much of the day. I’ve made an appointment to see my doctor tomorrow and hopefully he’ll provide some answers. And until I get those answers, looks like I’ll be on an extended diet.
— Joseph Mallozzi 🏴☠️ (@BaronDestructo) December 13, 2022
A month ago, it would have been a Yes.
Finally today, I leave you with this…
If you could have dinner with any animated character, living or dead, who would it be and why? pic.twitter.com/Ja2nISYQfR
— Joseph Mallozzi 🏴☠️ (@BaronDestructo) December 12, 2022